Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Dark Moth Society: Alice (Blood & Snow #10.1) by RaShelle Workman - Ashley's Review

*I received this book as an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review*


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Title: The Dark Moth Society: Alice (Blood & Snow #10.1)
Author: RaShelle Workman
Publication Date: August 18, 2015
Genre: NA Reimagining of Alice In Wonderland

My Reviews: Blood & Snow Vol. 1 | Vampire Lies | Vampire Secrets | A Beauty So Beastly | Asha's Kisses | Asha's Curse | Asha's Magic

Synopsis: This book will be released as part of the Daring Hearts Boxed Set COMING August 18th, 2015. 

From the Blood and Snow world comes a new series! Alice In Wonderland reimagined like never before. 

“There’s more to life than training. There’s love, Alice Blackburn. And you are in desperate need of it...” 

In the last millennia a deadly game has raged between demons and their half-human creations, called Moths. A century ago select Moths were born with distinctive marks on the backs of their hands. It was soon discovered that those with the marks possessed the same powers as their demon parent. Over the years an elite group of warriors formed The Dark Moth Society. 

Alice Blackburn is a Dark Moth trainee. Some of her classmates call her the Queen of Hearts, but only because she doesn’t share hers. There isn’t time. Not for fun and especially not for Kade Everett, the injured warrior she is required to help. In just a few days, her creator, the foul demon that killed her mom will come to kill her. That’s part of the game after all. And when he does, she will end him.


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Review: RaShelle Workman's Blood and Snow world is probably one of my favorite fairy tale reimaginings I've read. The whole world and all of the characters are so unique, and I love how all of the stories can either stand on their own or can be read all together. In previous volumes, we've met witches, dragons, vampires, and all kinds of of other creatures. Now, in this Alice in Wonderland reimagining, we get to meet Moths. 

The Moths are a really interesting creature. Sure, half demon/half human creatures have been done before. But I've never seen them like this! In The Dark Moth Society, the powerful Moths have been trained to fight their demon parents, who come for them on their 18th birthdays. It's a horrible game the demons play, and I can't imagine living my life knowing that a demon is coming to kill me. I also found it really interesting that only the demons of the seven deadly sins play this game - the Moths all have a certain vice depending on who their demon parent was.

Except for Alice. The moth on the back of her hand has never changed colors, so she doesn't even know which demon is coming for her. I have so many questions about Alice, her parentage, and her special abilities, and I can't wait for the next installment to find out more. I'm also really looking forward to seeing how the rest of the Blood & Snow world will play in to Alice's story! This was a really great introduction to this part of the extensive world that's already established.

If you're a fan of fairy tale reimaginings, especially Alice in Wonderland ones, you definitely need this book! Even if you haven't read any of the other books in the Blood and Snow series, this one stands exceptionally well on its own. If you've read any of the Blood and Snow  books, you'll also want to read this one and meet Alice and her fellow Moths! 4/5. 


--Ashley

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